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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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Nashoba sandwiched two fumbles around a big defensive stop near the end of the first quarter and the start of the second.
With a few of his former girlfriends distracting him, Hamish fumbles around, but in the end, reaches the proper conclusion.
The slippery ball will also bring on mistakes, and fumbles around the in-goal area should be commonplace.